ORRENTE, Pedro
(b. ca. 1580, Monte Alegre, d. 1644, Valencia)

The Supper at Emmaus

1620s
Oil on canvas, 81 x 101 cm
Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest

The Supper at Emmaus is set in a contemporary inn as in the famous composition of Caravaggio and thus it is genre-like. The foreground is composed as a still-life, its elements are typical in contemporary Spanish painting. The influence of Bassano can be clearly seen. However, the colours shows the Spanish 'tenebroso" tint.

Variants of similar quality are in Bilbao museum and in Madrid, private collection. Secularized variant of the same composition (Christ is turned into a dice player) is in Milá colletion, Barcelona.